Sunday, May 19, 2013

Worldreader in Bulawayo

Silent Cry on KGVI Kindle

The first Worldreader project in Zimbabwe, providing e-readers and access to over 6000 ebooks to King George VI school, was launched in Bulawayo last week. The event was organised by KGVI, with Michael Smith and Nadja Borovac of Worldreader. Staff and students at the school have been trained in the use of the Kindles, so that they can read books on the devices, half of which are African books. ’amaBooks are the first publisher in Zimbabwe to partner with Worldreader, so that Zimbabwean fiction titles can already be accessed by students. Worldreader have similar existing projects in India and in several other African countries – the most popular ’amaBooks title with Worldreader so far being Silent Cry: Echoes of Young Zimbabwe Voices.

The guest of honour at the event was the Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture, Senator David Coltart.

Jane Morris of 'amaBooks being taught how to use a Kindle
Explaining about ebooks

The Head Boy at KGVI

Learning how to use a Kindle

KGVI choir

Entertainment - the joys of reading

KGVI choir

The Minister of Education speaks

Photographs courtesy of Worldreader.

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